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Puerto Rico Governor Cheers On House Bill For Statehood

A woman waves the flag of Puerto Rico during a news conference on Puerto Rican statehood on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on March 2, 2021. (Patrick Semansky/AP)
A woman waves the flag of Puerto Rico during a news conference on Puerto Rican statehood on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on March 2, 2021. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

Puerto Rico’s new governor, who took office in January, has inherited a bevy of challenges, from COVID-19 pandemic response to continued recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.

This week, however, he’s in Washington, D.C., trying to boost the island’s latest push for statehood.

Here & Now‘s Callum Borchers speaks with Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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